Flyers rest, wait as playoffs go on without them

By Dan Gelston

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 25 2012 2:35 p.m. MDT

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, not shown, is surrounded by teammates including Scott Hartnell (19), Eric Wellwood (47), Andreas Lilja (6) and Matt Carle (25) as they celebrate their 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won the series to advance.

Tom Mihalek, Associated Press

VOORHEES, N.J. — Let the other Eastern Conference playoff teams beat each other up for seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are happy to rest and recover until they find out who they play in the second round.

Three Eastern Conference quarterfinal series will be decided in Game 7s on Wednesday and Thursday. The Flyers haven't played since Sunday when they eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

The Flyers took Monday off. They returned to practice on Tuesday and scrimmaged on Wednesday.

Danny Briere, Jaromir Jagr and Kimmo Timonen earned another maintenance day of rest Wednesday. Injured defensemen Nicklas Grossmann and Andrej Meszaros practiced and could be available for the next round.

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